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CBD 101: The Endocannabinoid System

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At Hempstead Farms, we’re proud to provide our customers with the highest quality in organic hemp-based products. We’re a small family owned company focused on bringing you the ultimate peace of mind, and giving you a trusted place to purchase products that are third-party tested and grown here in the USA. We fully believe in the power of the hemp plant to provide the potential for everyone to experience optimal levels of wellness.

Hemp and CBD education is important in order to illuminate the amazing aspects of hemp-based care. Whether you’re just now finding out about them, or you’re already a long time user of cannabidiol (CBD) products, knowing the science of this compound is crucial. In this blog, we’ll be taking a look at the Endocannabinoid System and how it interacts with cannabinoids such as CBD.

The Basics: What are Endocannabinoids?

Before we can really start to talk about the endocannabinoid system as it relates to hemp and CBD, we must first find out about endocannabinoids – what they are, and their specific role in the human body. Endocannabinoids are endogenous (produced naturally within the body) lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that are found throughout the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system. The discovery of endocannabinoids led to the eventual mapping of a network of receptors distributed throughout the body and known as: the Endocannabinoid System.

The Basics: What are Cannabinoid Receptors?

Monumental research in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s led to the discovery and subsequent mapping of the endocannabinoid system within the human body. At its core, this system is responsible for maintaining the delicate balance that keeps the body functioning properly, also referred to as homeostasis. The basic building blocks of the endocannabinoid system are the receptors CB1 (central nervous system – brain spinal chords, nerves) and CB2 (peripheral nervous system), which are directly responsible for regulating bodily processes. This includes aiding with such functions as sleep, how we process pain, our digestive system, and our motor functions, among many others.

The Endocannabinoid System & CBD

Now that we know what makes up our internal components of the endocannabinoid system, keep reading as we discuss the roles played by the other main parts of the combination: phytocannabinoids. CBD (cannabidiol) and other notable phytocannabinoids (such as CBG and CBV) figure prominently into the equation because they have been shown to help activate the endocannabinoid system, giving our natural systems a boost and helping to achieve faster balance or homeostasis. With cannabinoid receptors throughout the major zones of our body, this natural aid that hemp-based products offer is your secret weapon in the battle to achieve optimal wellness.

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